The first Christmas card is believed to have been designed in England in the early 1840s. Within a couple of decades the Christmas card was fairly common. I enjoy sending and receiving cards, which usually start to arrive from distant relatives in late November.
How do you like to display your cards? Sometimes I tape Christmas cards around a doorway so they can be admired each time I walk into the room.
It’s fun to open Christmas cards as a family and take turns reading the messages aloud.
Write your cards with a festive red or green pen.
Use special holiday postage stamps on your envelopes.
It’s fun to save the cards each year and reinvent them into lovely craft items. Several people that receive hubby’s cross-stitch cards have told me that they display them year after year. Maybe one year I’ll have time to make handmade paper art cards, but I’ll always try to make time to send cards each Christmas.